Table 3.

Maximal exercise and submaximal training data for the young and older women

Variable Young Older P Value
o 2 max, ml ⋅ kg−1 ⋅ min−1 30.8 ± 2.0 21.2 ± 2.33-150 0.01
HRmax, beats/min 187.1 ± 3.4159.6 ± 4.13-150 <0.001
Maximal workload, W146.1 ± 10.4 80.0 ± 4.43-150 <0.001
Training V˙o 2, ml ⋅ kg−1 ⋅ min−1 23.1 ± 1.5 15.9 ± 1.73-150 0.01
Training %V˙o 2 max 74.9 ± 5.2 75.0 ± 4.2 0.86
Training HR, beats/min 148.3 ± 3.3 125.5 ± 4.03-150 <0.001
Training %HRmax 79.3 ± 2.078.6 ± 2.2 0.85
  • Values are means ± SE.V˙o 2 max, maximal oxygen uptake; V˙o 2, oxygen uptake; HRmax, maximal heart rate.

  • F3-150 Significantly different (P < 0.05) from young women.